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Scottsdale Trails

Major TrailsPinnacle Peak Park

Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve covers 30,000 acres with over 120 miles of trails.

Pinnacle Peak Park has a trail for hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing. 

 

Minor Trails

Florence Ely Nelson Desert Park has a desert botanical nature trail.

George "Doc" Cavalliere Park has a ¾ mile loop trail.

McCormick Railroad Park has a nature trail in the Arboretum at the southeast corner of the park, which displays low-water use plants.

Mescal Park has a trail for hikers and horseback riders. The path around the park is mile. 

Nature Park has a nature trail that runs along the Arizona Canal.   

Stonegate Equestrian Park has a nature trail. 

Via Linda Senior Center - Desert Trail

 

Trail Etiquette

Are you a courteous trail user?  The universal rule of trail courtesy is for all trail users to yield the right-of-way to horses, and for bicycle riders to yield to all other types of users.

When approaching a person on horseback, speak in a soft voice to alert the horse and rider of your presence.  Users of Scottsdale trails are reminded that all users are on the trail for the same reason—to enjoy the outdoors and the beauty of the Sonoran desert.

Did you know that you could be fined up to $250 for driving a motorized vehicle on a non-paved trail in the City of Scottsdale?  Scottsdale Ordinance 17-62 prohibits the use of motorized vehicles, including ATVs and motorcycles, on Scottsdale's trails and Preserve lands.

By obeying this law you will help eliminate conflicts with other trail users such as equestrians, and help reduce negative impacts on adjacent property owners. Know the rules, obey all signs, and please act responsibly!